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  • News | Sochi 2014 Legacy

    Sochi 2014: from the beach to the mountains

    Prior to the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, Sochi was a summer resort on the Black Sea sitting at the base of the Caucasus mountains, with no winter sports tradition. Hosting the Olympic Winter Games was an opportunity for Russia to take advantage of the nearby mountains, regenerate the seaside resort and develop the costal and mountain areas as a year-round tourist destination. Educational and social projects were also at the heart of the Sochi 2014 legacy vision.
    12 Nov 2019 | Sochi 2014 Legacy
  • News | Legacy

    Volunteers: the “heartbeat” of Olympic legacy

    Volunteers are often hailed for being the “lifeblood” of the Olympic Games, working tirelessly to ensure their success. But since their introduction at the Olympic Games London 1948, they have contributed to much more than the delivery of the Games.
    05 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, Legacy
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tactics at the fore in athletics mixed relay

    A mini-revolution in athletics is underway, with the introduction of a new event onto the Tokyo 2020 Olympic programme: the 4x400m mixed relay. Doha 2019 saw the event make a successful World Championship debut, in which tactics very much came to the fore…
    21 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, United States of America, Athletics
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Noah Lyles, from Nanjing to Tokyo!

    A gold medallist in the 200m at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014, Noah Lyles is now on track for further success at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, having been crowned world champion in Doha in his favourite distance.
    16 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, United States of America, Tokyo 2020, YOG
  • News | Sochi 2014 Legacy

    The Sirius Academy

    Through the Sirius Academy, the Sochi Games created an opportunity to identify and nurture young talent in Russia for the long term.
    11 Nov 2019 | Sochi 2014 Legacy, Legacies for People
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Vanessa Herzog, world champion speed skater and YOG athlete role model

    Vanessa Herzog is currently making a name for herself in Austrian women’s speed skating. Her results, especially in her favourite distance, the 500m, are unprecedented in the history of her country, which named her athlete of the year 2019. Helped in her career by her role model, German Olympic champion Anni Friesinger, she is impatient to play this role herself for the Lausanne 2020 athletes, even though she is only 24.
    30 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Speed Skating, Austria
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Outstanding October for former YOG stars

    olympic.org picks out some of the most eye-catching performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the international stage.
    12 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
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